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  • Area of Specialization: Measurement and Evaluation
  • Department of Guidance and Counselling

  • Professor John Nwanibeze Odili was born on the 15th of June, 1962. He hails from Obetim-Kwale in Ndokwa West Local Government of Delta State. He had his Primary Education in African School I, Ajegunle, Apapa, Lagos in 1975. His Secondary Education was in Ovu Grammar School Ovu-Inland, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State. He obtained his B.Sc. (Ed) Biology degree from the University of Ilorin in 1986, M.Ed. and PhD in Measurement and Evaluation from the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1992 and 2004 respectively. Professor John Nwanibeze Odili taught with Post Primary Education Board between 1988 and 1992 as Graduate Master I. He also taught in College of Education, Warri where he rose to the rank of Principal Lecturer before joining the Delta State University, Abraka in 2005. He became a Professor of Measurement and Evaluation of the Delta State University Abraka in 2014. Prof John Nwanibeze Odili has held several positions of responsibility in the course of his teaching career. Some of them are: 1. Ag. Chairman Examination Malpractice Committee, College of Education Warri. 2. Ag. Head, Department of Guidance and Counselling, Delta State University, Abraka. 3. Associate Dean, Faculty of Education, Delta State University, Abraka. 4. Chairman, Business Committee of Senate, Delta State University, Abraka 5. Current Director, Quality Assurance Centre, Delta State University, Abraka. He has served in several committees. He is also an external Examiner to some Universities in Nigeria. Prof John Nwanibeze Odili has made several contributions to knowledge in the field of Measurement and Evaluation. 1. He established the effect of language manipulation on differential item functioning of Biology Multiple Choice Test, using Item Response Theory of Measurement. 2. He has provided information that guides item writers to bridge the gender gap in performance in Biology. He has supervised several PhD and M.Ed. students in the field of Measurement and Evaluation. 1. Prof John Nwanibeze Odili is a member of the Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluation of Nigeria. 2. He is a member of the prestigious Nigeria Academy of Education. Prof John Nwanibeze Odili is happily married to Mrs Gloria Odili. The marriage has been blessed with four children.
    My Publications
  1. AO Bruce, JN Odili (2020) Evaluation of the implementation of pre-technical and vocational education policy in Delta State, DELSU Journal of Educational Research and Development
    Vol.17 Pages:

  2. JN Odili (2017) Global best practice in the assessment of learning in higher education, Global best practices in higher education for national development
    Vol. Pages: 280-289

  3. JN Odili (2016) Language issues in testing in a plural society, Academic Scholarship Journal
    Vol.13 Pages: 1-8

  4. JN Odili, PU Osadebe, RT Aliyu (2015) Assessment of stability of item parameter in a mathematics achievement test under the Rasch Model, Journal of Educational Research and Development
    Vol.1 Pages: 1-8

  5. A Osisanya, JN Odili (2015) Psychological factors as determinants of use and adjustment to assistive technology by students with hearing impairment in tertiary institutions in Oyo State, Nigeria, Department of Special Education, University of Ibadan
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  6. JN Odili (2014) Assessing secondary school teachers’ competences in continuous assessment skills in Delta State, Nigeria, US-China Education Review
    Vol.4 Pages: 46-55

  7. JN Odili (2013) Writing unidimensional test items in achievement testing, Delsu Journal of Educational Research and Development
    Vol.12 Pages: 33-45

  8. JN Odili (2013) Reforming educational measurement for national security: The role of Item Response Theory in test fairness, US-China Education Review
    Vol.3 Pages: 924-932

  9. JN Odili (2012) Effect of simplifying English language of biology test items on test fairness, Journal of Educational Assessment in Africa
    Vol.7 Pages: 66-76

  10. TB Igwebuike, JN Odili, H Ajuar (2012) Medium of instruction controversy in Nigeria. A test of the efficacy of pidgin for teaching biology, American Journal of Scientific Research
    Vol.80 Pages: 62-71

  11. H Nenty, J Odili (2012) Skill development gap and applications of Bloom taxonomy-related assessment techniques among teachers in Delta State of Nigeria, International Review of Social Sciences & Humanities
      Vol.2 Pages: 77-87

  12. HJ Nenty, JN Odili, IT Phamotse (2011) Training and availability of skills for sustenance of standard in classroom assessment practices among Lesotho teachers, International Journal of Scientific Research in Education
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  13. JN Odili (2010) Effect of language manipulation in Biology on different item functioning in a multicultural setting, Journal of Educational Assessment in Africa
    Vol.4 Pages: 269-286

  14. JN Odili, SS Ebisine, HN Ajuar (2009) Teachers’ involvement in implementing the Basic Science and Technology Curriculum of the 9-year Basic Education, 2009 conference proceeding of Nigeria Academy of Education
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  15. JN Odili, SA Mukoro (2009) Challenges of Access in Universal Basic Education in Nigeria, Nigeria Journal of Curriculum Studies
    Vol.17 Pages: 207-216

  16. HJ Nenty, JN Odili, Munene-Kabanya (2009) Assessment of training among secondary school teachers in Delta State of Nigeria: Implications for sustaining standards in education assessment, Journal of Educational Assessment in Africa
    Vol.3 Pages: 110-123

  17. JN Odili, PU Osadebe (2008) Pupils’ possession of recommended textbooks in primary schools in Delta State, African Journal of Inter Disciplinary Studies
    Vol.8 Pages: 41-49

  18. JN Odili, HJ Nenty, OO Adedoyin, TE Major (2007) Primary teacher’s perceptions of classroom assessment practices as means of providing quality primary/basic education by Botswana and Nigeria, Educational Research and Reviews
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  19. JN Odili (2006) Reducing Differential Item Functioning Through Language of Test Items: An Avenue for Promoting Peace Through Psychological Testing, Readings in Conflict Management and Peace Building in Africa
    Vol.1 Pages: 341-357

  20. JN Odili (2006) Effect of Simplifying Language of Test Items on Senior Secondary School Students Achievement in Biology Multiple Choice Test: Implications for Education of the Nigeria Child, African Journal of Educational Research
    Vol.10 Pages:

  21. PU Osadebe, JN Odili (2005) Evaluation of Learning outcomes, Nigerian Journal of Applied Psychology
    Vol.8 Pages: 1-12

  22. BG Nworgu, JN Odili (2005) Language as Strategy for Enhancing Undimensionality in Biology Multiple Choice Test Items for quality Assessment, Journal of Counselling and Communication
    Vol.1 Pages: 169-175

  23. JN Odili (2005) Differential Item Functioning – A Challenge to Psychological Measurement, The Educational Psychologist
    Vol.1 Pages: 204-214

  24. JN Odili (2005) Quality Assurance in Credentialing: Analysis of Differential Item Functioning in 2001 West African School Certificate Examination Biology Multiple Choice Test, Studies in Education
    Vol.8 Pages: 102-109

  25. B Nworgu, JN Odili (2005) Analysis of Differential Item Functioning in West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate Biology Multiple Choice Test, Review of Education: Institute of Education Journal
    Vol.16 Pages: 140-152

  26. JN Odili, T Okoh (2004) Evaluation of Implementation of National Policy on Assessment in Primary School, Journal of Educational Foundation
    Vol.1 Pages: 1-10

  27. JN Odili (2003) Introduction to Child Development Psychology, Eregha Publishers
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  28. JN Odili (2002) Refocusing Education for Reduced Class Differentiation, Refocusing Education in Nigeria
    Vol. Pages: 191-195

  29. JN Odili (2002) Relationship between sex and science teachers’ attitude towards improvisation in science teaching, Gender Issues in Education for National Development
    Vol. Pages: 86-92

  30. JN Odili, HN Ajuar (2001) Communicating Primary Science Through Individualized Instruction, Proceeding of STAN National Primary Science Workshop
    Vol. Pages: 26-29

  31. JN Odili (2000) Exploration of Instructional values of Non Technical Words as strategy for teaching and learning of primary Science, Proceeding of STAN Primary Science Panel Workshop
    Vol. Pages: 60-67

  32. JN Odili, DG Omotor, P E. J. (2000) Gender Equality as Development Frame – Work for Women Integration in Economic Development: A Theoretical Perspective, African Journal of Social and Policy Studies
    Vol.1 Pages: 22-26

  33. JN Odili, HN Ajuar (1997) Improving industrial-community relation through environmental education, Proceeding of the 6th NAHET Annual Conference
    Vol. Pages: 77-80

  34. JN Odili (1996) Continuous Assessment Cumulative Scores as Predictor of JSCE Performance of Students in Integrated Science, Research in Education
    Vol.2 Pages: 56-63

  35. JN Odili, HN Ajuar, EE Oniyama (1996) Non-effective utilization formative evaluation data – a mission link in the implementation of C.A. Practice, Delta Journal of Educational Development
    Vol.4 Pages: 164-177

  36. EE Oniyama, JN Odili (1995) Educating the Visually Impaired, Essentials of Special Education
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  37. JN Odili (1995) Assessment in Special Education. In Oniyama E.E. and Ebivie, E. (ed) Essentials of Special Education, Essentials of Special Education
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  38. JN Odili, HN Ajuar (1995) Basic Educational Measurement and Evaluation, Warri COEWA Consult
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